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The CFPB’s source code policy: open and shared

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was fortunate to be born in the digital era. We’ve been able to rethink many of the practices that make financial products confusing to consumers and certain regulations burdensome for businesses.

Many of the things we’re doing are new to government, which has made them difficult to achieve. But the hard part lies ahead. Our goal is not to tie the Bureau to 2012’s technology, but to create something that stays modern and relevant – no matter the year. Good internal technology policies can help, especially the policy that governs our use of software source code. We are unveiling that policy today. Read more.

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